Fundraising Team

marathon meChris Farrell, Chief Executive
Chris joined Cavendish Cancer Care as Chief Executive in September 2014 after over a decade working in the charity sector. Having previously headed up some of the most successful fundraising programmes in the UK, what excites him most about joining the Cavendish team is seeing the difference people can make when they come together to support the communities they live and work in. With three young sons, Chris spends his spare time marveling at the wonders of parenthood and at how much time he once had for hobbies and recreation.


Jason Briggs, Director of Fundraising

Jason joined Cavendish as Director of Fundraising at the start of 2018, leaving behind a role in fundraising consulting. His previous experience consists of fundraising intelligence roles, as well managing a social enterprise. He is also a Trustee of a number of charities. In 2016 he led a team at The University of Sheffield to win an Insight in Fundraising Award, and in 2017 was personally awarded the CASE Europe Iain More Award for ‘emerging development professional’. Jason was attracted to Cavendish by its emphasis on inner well being during a cancer diagnosis. In 2013 he lost his father to cancer who lived in an area of France where there was no professional emotional or psychological support. Having seen the difference such services can make, Jason is dedicated to seeing Cavendish thrive so anyone can access such beneficial services.


jonnyJonny Cole, Fundraiser
Jonny came to Cavendish Cancer Care to help out for a month in 2006 after getting involved with us through a corporate partner and never left. After meeting so many people that Cavendish Care has made a significant difference to he feels passionately about the care we provide. He is married to Jenny and is Father to Jack and in his (limited) spare time enjoys playing for Rotherham Hockey Club as a goalkeeper. If you are interested in fundraising for Cavendish by doing a challenge like a marathon or overseas challenge or running your own fundraising event for us just get in touch with Jonny for help and advice.


Chloe Janes, Events Officer

Chloe is fresh from University an brings energy, enthusiasm and a host of new events ideas to Cavendish. Chloe comes from Milton Keynes and now lives in our wonderful city. If you have an event in the pipeline, want to undertake one of our events or need advice about that ‘Big Lifetime Challenge’, get in touch with Chloe.


Mike Sawkins, Trusts & Insight Manager

Mike first joined Cavendish Cancer Care in 2015 after several years spent carrying out biomedical research in the UK and Ireland. What he enjoys most about working here is being able to see on a daily basis the difference that our support makes to local families as a reminder of why he wanted to make that change. He briefly left us at the end of 2016 but rejoined the team in February 2018 and quickly felt as if he’d never been away! He focuses on securing funding from trusts and foundations as well as working to understand and demonstrate the impact of our work. At home Mike loves to cook and is especially happy when baking bread and sweet treats for himself and his family.